Genesee breaks ground for new fire station

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Genesee has broken ground on its new fire station. Saturday morning community leaders and firefighters began the next steps in a process that’s spanned around ten years.

A decade ago, fire crews noticed the Genesee Fire Station was outdated and wasn’t able to house modern fire vehicles. The new station is projected to have twice as much space as the current building.

The total project will cost around $3.2 million over ten years through a bond the city passed in November 2017.

“You know, along with the fire station, we’re also getting a community center that will help the entire community for that great family and community spirit that we have here in town,” said Becky Pickard.

These are mockups of what the new fire station will look like. According to Chief Bill Crick, bulldozing dirt started Monday. He hopes the new building is open this time next year

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